Emerging poets offer up spring public readings
Bennington- Poetry at Bennington, an endowed program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has announced its spring 2020 lineup of visiting poets.
On Wednesday, March 18, Catherine Barnett and Deborah Landau will read from their poetry. Barnett, who teaches writing at New York University and Hunter College, is the author of three books of poetry. She directs the MFA program in creative writing at New York University.
On Wednesday, April 29, Ilya Kaminsky and Sawako Nakayasu will read from their poetry and translations. Kaminsky, a hard-of-hearing, Ukrainian-born, Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, and translator who holds the Bourne Chair of Poetry at Georgia Tech, is the author of two widely acclaimed books of poetry. Nakayasu is a professor of literary arts at Brown University. This reading is co-sponsored with Bennington Translates, a program that annually brings notable translators from around the country to campus.
Among Bennington College’s alumni are seven Pulitzer Prize winners, three US poet laureates, a MacArthur “Genius,” countless New York Times bestsellers, and National Book award winners.
All Poetry at Bennington readings begin at 7 pm and are free, open to the public, and will take place in Tishman Lecture Hall on the college’s campus. Learn more at bennington.edu.